3 Things NOT to do when Writing

All blogs need a good short articles. But they need to be informative and helpful. There are 3 things you don’t want to do when writing a story/book. Just to sum this up;

1. Creating lots of characters with little description/purpose.

2. Creating too many conflicts/plot preferences.

3. Getting ahead of yourself; you need to plan out your story before you try writing it.

Writing is almost an exact science, you need to be extremely careful when trying to write a fictional story. Non-fiction books are the easiest to write, requiring little or no plot.


Take your Time

Don’t rush it; rushed writing can result in lots of grammatical errors, sentences that don’t make sense, and conflicts don’t add up with the plot. You want to take your time, and write slowly, stopping now and then to review what you’ve written. This happens to a lot of over enthusiastic writers, which typically discourages them after they realize that the story doesn’t make sense. Writing is a slow business, no one can expect to ‘quickly write a book and be done with it’. Writing takes a lot of effort and thinking, as well as a good vocabulary. Just to restate this; What Happens when you Rush your Book

1. You start to forget your plot and you tend to move onto different subjects to fast, ruining the story.

2. To many things are happening at once, and things aren’t going well, because your changing the plot every five sentences.

3. A confusing plot can result in discouragement for the author. It’s stunning how the author can go from extremely over enthusiastic to bored and discouraged.

There we go again, 3, the magic number. Remember to go slow, and think about what your writing.

Original Plots and Titles

A large amount of authors write books based on ideas written about before, and it’s getting old. They use the same style of fiction, and the same style of “save the world”. A lot of readers get upset when they read the same book over and over again. When writing a book/story, use 100% original ideas and characters. It may make it seem harder, but the hard work will pay off once readers are awarding you for outstanding writing.

There are three requirements for keeping it original. Firstly, I recommend this blog; http://www.copyblogger.com/. They agree 3 is the magic number.

1. Find a name creator website. Get the most original names possible, and try to stay away from names with to many constants, it irritates the reader.

2. You don’t even have to write for this; just think about a story that you would want to read, but doesn’t exist. You want to keep it as original as you can. Of course most of the common plots are used daily, but it isn’t impossible to think of a plot that hasn’t been used before.

3. The Title. The hardest part of the book. If your title isn’t catchy, isn’t original, and doesn’t have to do with anything from the book, it isn’t good. Keep it simple, nothing too long.